Newspapers have served as an essential source of information for centuries. They hold irreplaceable information for hundreds of years of past occurrences that have left a profound impact on our world. Some such events for the year 1887 include the beginning of construction for the foundation of the Eiffel Tower, the signing of the Interstate Commerce Act by President Grover Cleveland, the unveiling of Gottlieb Daimler's first automobile, the celebration of Queen Victoria's 50th year of reigning during the Golden Jubilee, the creation of Banff National Park as Canada's first national park, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 20, 1887
The Navy is granted allowance to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base by the United States Senate.
January 21, 1887
The establishment of the Amateur Athletic Union takes place.
January 28, 1887
The foundations of the Eiffel Tower begin being constructed in Paris, France.
February 2, 1887
The observation of the first Groundhog Day takes place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
February 4, 1887
The singing of the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 into law by President Grover Cleveland takes place.
February 8, 1887
The enactment of the Dawes Act, also known as the General Allotment Act, takes place.
March 3, 1887
Helen Keller, the first person to earn a Bachelor of Arts while being deaf, blind, and mute, begins her teaching lessons taught by Anne Sullivan.
March 4, 1887
The first automobile invented by Gottlieb Daimler is unveiled.
March 7, 1887
The establishment of the North Carolina State University as North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts takes place.
March 13, 1887
Earmuffs are patented by Chester Greenwood.
April 4, 1887
The first female mayor in the United States is elected in in Argonia, Kansas as Susanna M. Salter.
April 9, 1887
The Teutonia Männerchor Hall is approved in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Charter of Incorporation.
April 10, 1887
The establishment of the Catholic University of America takes place on Easter Sunday.
May 14, 1887
The laying of Stanford University's cornerstone takes place in northern California.
June 8, 1887
A patent is granted to Herman Hollerith for a punched card calculator.
June 18, 1887
Germany and Russia's Reinsurance Treaty is closed.
June 21, 1887
The 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign, known as the Golden Jubilee, is celebrated by the British Empire.
June 23, 1887
Banff National Park is created as Canada's first national park upon the signing of the Rocky Mountains Park Act into law.
June 28, 1887
The incorporation of Minot as a city in North Dakota takes place.
June 29, 1887
The establishment of the United Retail Federation takes place in Brisbane.
July 1, 1887
The iron structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France officially begins being constructed.
July 19, 1887
The first United States patent for a comptometer is granted to Dorr Eugene Felt.
The Marine Hospital in Staten Island establishes the first constituent of the United States National Institutes of Health as the Laboratory of Hygiene.
September 5, 1887
One hundred and eighty-six people are killed in the Theatre Royal, Exeter fire in England.
December 25, 1887
The first Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky is produced.